In 2017, I applied to be part of ALA’s inaugural Policy Corps, and honestly, I didn’t think I’d get selected. Although I’d been involved in advocacy locally and had made some fledgling attempts at the state level, I had very… Read More ›
We made it in!
As was discussed in a District Dispatch post on November 19th, the final language of the Every Student Succeeds Act (the bill that reauthorizes ESEA) negotiated by a House and Senate Conference Committee has just been released. I am happy… Read More ›
Victory for school libraries!
The Senate made great strides this week to ensure needed reform to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). After much debate and across the aisle discussion, yesterday the Senate overwhelmingly passed S. 1177, the Every Child Achieves Act, by… Read More ›
School library legislation is heating up!
We’re experiencing record cold in D.C., but the ALA Washington Office is busy meeting with Senate staffers trying to promote school libraries. Both U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Chairman Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and U.S…. Read More ›